FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Fort Walton Beach Police Department held a DUI checkpoint over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

On Friday, Sept 2 alone, officers arrested eight people for driving under the influence and pulled a large number of drugs off the streets.

FWBPD held a traffic checkpoint with Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and Florida Highway Patrol.

Remember to arrive alive, don’t drink and drive!

2022 Labor Day Checkpoint Stats: Sept. 2

  • 512 vehicle contacts
  • 49 traffic stops
  • 8 DUI arrests
  • 71 Traffic Citations, including warnings
  • 1 weapon violation
  • 1 Felony fraudulent vehicle registration
  • Trafficking amounts of Fentanyl and Marijuana discovered

FWBPD said officers worked the checkpoint for the ‘Drive Sober’ initiative with OCSO and FHP.

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